Archer St Physiotherapy Centre has a Pilates Studio where the Pilates method can be performed 1 on 1 with the Physiotherapist, or in a small group setting. The studio is equipped with a Pilates Reformer (a common piece of Pilates apparatus), exercise balls and elastic resistance bands, and is air-conditioned for your comfort.
Differing from Pilates "exercise centres" or "institutes," our programs are individually designed and tailored to your specific needs. Having a Physiotherapist teach and supervise Pilates rather than a Pilates instructor, is far more beneficial. Our Physiotherapists combine their knowledge of Pathology, Posture and Muscle Retraining to assess and prescribe a suitable program to those people with an underlying injury.
As our Pilates sessions and classes are supervised by qualified Physiotherapists, you are able to claim rebates from your private health fund, which heavily offset the costs and set us apart from other expensive Pilates Studios. All health funds are accepted and rebate amounts depend on your type and level of cover.
We have a number of Individual and Group classes throughout the week. Supervised by our Physiotherapists, these classes will target your fitness and body-health goals. Affordable, comfortable and welcoming - our classes are open to people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels and everyone will receive safe supervision and qualified instruction from our Physiotherapist during each class.
The Pilates classes are 1 hour sessions of floor, exercise ball and elastic resistance band routines that are both fun and challenging. The classes differ from what is offered at traditional centres or institutes, as the supervising Physiotherapist incorporates his professional knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and injury management to combine flexibility, core strengthening, pelvic stabilisation and postural activities.
The class sizes are small, with only 5-8 people, so you still get thorough supervision from the Physiotherapist. The classes are relaxed and casual with plenty of opportunities to ask questions or check your technique. Set to music, the classes are enjoyable, fun, and a great workout for both young and old. Perfect for people with chronic back and neck pain, post-pregnancy or returning from injury - these classes are open to people of all ages and abilities. Bookings necessary, please call 9361 3477 for more information, timetables or to join our classes.
1-on-1 sessions with the Physiotherapist are intensive 30-40 minute consults where the Physiotherapist will introduce you to the Pilates method, take you through a number of strengthening exercises whilst ensuring appropriate posturing and positioning. You will be given a combination of reformer, floor, exercise ball and elastic resistance band routines, and the Physiotherapist will tailor the exercise program, depending on your individual needs. Being 1-on-1, you will have the Physiotherapists' full attention - great if you're a beginner or recovering from injury or surgery. The Physiotherapist can supervise your progression as you improve and even give you an exercise program to continue unsupervised at home or in our studio to compliment the 1-on-1 sessions. Bookings necessary.
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. The Pilates method seeks to develop controlled movement from a strong core and it does this using a range of apparatuses and free movements to guide and train the body. With a repertoire of literally hundreds of different movements and positions, Pilates has a number of real benefits including -
With all of these benefits, Pilates is perfect for people recovering from spinal or musculoskeletal surgery, chronic back and neck pain or injury, pregnant women, the elderly, people with poor posture and people who suffer with pain from traditional resistance exercise.
Pilates is challenging, but low-impact, which means you can get quite a strengthening response and it can be quite a work-out for the body, but there is minimal risk of injury and it is perfect for beginners as there are a low amount of forces on the body, with no jarring.
Focusing on concentration, control, efficiency of movement, precision and breathing, it really is a total body and functional workout. Against popular belief, it's not just for women! Many men are doing Pilates, even elite AFL sportsmen as the long term benefits on the body are unquestionable.